Slight rise in number claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in Boston


The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) in Boston has risen slightly, figures released today (Wednesday) show.

The borough’s claimant count climbed to 803 in July from 798 in the previous month, according to the data from the Office for National Statistics.

Despite the rise, and excluding last month, the figure is still the lowest it has been since July 2008.

The proportion of people of a working age claiming JSA in Boston went unchanged on the month before at two per cent.

This compares to a regional and national average of 2.3 per cent and 2.4 per cent, which also remained the same.